Snow Reporter's Blog

01/09/2015 | By Alex
Happy 2015 Sierra Family!

Let me just start by introducing myself as the newest snow reporter here at Sierra-At-Tahoe!  It’s hard to describe how stoked I am to be an official part of the Sierra-At-Tahoe family—I say ‘official’ because I learned to ride at Sierra and it has always been my home away from home, except now I get paid to show up! Chicka chicka yeah!  Not to mention I get to kick it with my main squeeze/best friend Leslie everyday--keepin' it real has never been so fun! 

#twinning in our matching hats from Sierra Mountain Sports

#twinning in our matching hats from Sierra Mountain Sports!
 

Anyways, we are amped to see another New Year full of possibilities here at Sierra!  Let’s be real though, 2014 was a pretty rad year full of stoke-worthy moments!  Here’s a list of my personal Sierra highlights from 2014!

3.  Opening of Solstice Plaza
Sierra got a $5,000,000 makeover last year, and the results are more beautiful than my wildest imagination!  Our brand-spankin-new Solstice Plaza is a 30,000 sq. foot experience, featuring a wordly cuisine in Solstice Eatery, the beautiful new Corkscrew Bar, and an amazing fire pit and lounge chairs for kicking it on your mid-day pow break.  Solstice is also the location of the new-and-improved Sierra Mountain Sports, Sierra’s prime retail and demo shop.  I'm also super pumped for our annual Equinox Festival to return this March, stay tuned for the lineup announcement coming soon!
 

2.  TransWorld Street Cred
Sierra was more than honored to place in TransWorld Snowboard Mag’s Resort Poll in 2014 in THREE different arenas!   Sierra-At-Tahoe was rated by riders like YOU as the #1 resort in overall value as well as the #4 best resort to ride!  Additionally, our amazing park setup landed us at #6 in Terrain Parks & Pipe!  My personal fav park is the Smokey Border X, and I can’t wait to charge it when it opens!  Let’s be real, from tree riding, to groomers, to terrain parks, Sierra has got all the bases covered.  The Newschoolers crew just rolled through this week and in a recent writeup gave Sierra's park setup "Eight greased rails out of ten"!
 

1. Sierra Goes Gold!
One of my (many) favorite things about Sierra is how hard our lovely lady athletes work to show that girls can shred hard, too!  That’s why my absolute highlight of 2014 was watching Serra’s very own athletes Jamie Anderson and Maddie Bowman go for Gold in the Sochi Olympics!  Jamie won the gold in the first ever women’s snowboard slope style competition, while Maddie took the gold in the first ever women’s ski half-pipe.  Not only are Jamie and Maddie an inspiration to other female riders like myself, they are the poster girls for what Sierra-At-Tahoe is all about: keepin’ it real and shredding hard.  Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but a little gold doesn’t hurt, am I right ladiieeez?!

Have a favorite moment from 2014?  Email me the lowdown at sierrasnowreporter@sierraattahoe.com and be featured in my next blog post!  Pictures are welcome...keep it clean, keep it real!

12/15/2014 | By Leslie
Welcome Back Winter

We had an incredible opening weekend at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort thanks to the 16" of snow Mother Nature delivered over the past week. It was great to see all the familiar faces around the resort and on the mountain! I especially enjoyed checking out all the fun our guests were having as they posted their pics with #sierraattahoe. Check out a few of my favorites from the weekend and don't forget to tag all your photos/videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Vine with #sierraattahoe. You might be featured in my next blog!


Posted by Sierra Director of Mountain Operations @mtnwallaby

Birthday Party on the Slopes with @Lynniemouse. HBD Mark!

This Week's Fresh Snow was Perfect for Making A Snowman! Thanks for sharing @krayofsunshine!

Keep posting, tagging #sierraattahoe and I'll see you on the mountain!

04/19/2014 | By Leslie
Top Moments of the 2013-14 Season

As the end of another season creeps in, I can't help but reflect on all the great memories we've made this year! I’d like to give a big shoutout to all of our loyal fans that continue to support us year after year! Here’s a look back at some of the season’s top moments:

5. Terrain Park Parties
Our terrain park crew consistently delivers top-notch features all season long and we love seeing you out there jibbin’ away!

4. Jamie Anderson’s Annual Give Back with Love Sponsorship
It’s heartwarming to see the unconditional love and support Jamie has for this community. This day was pure magic – you can imagine how stoked these 8 kids were to get hooked up with a season pass and a full set-up, head-to-toe! Even better, they got to spend the day shreddin' with Jamie and her sisters!

3. The Solstice Plaza
This was a game changer for sure! After investing over $5 Million and countless man hours into the new Solstice Plaza, it was incredible to see the base area transform and come alive with live music from the Live at Grandview Music Series. As many of you know, I also work with On Course Events to produce the Live at Lakeview Summer Concert Series! I was beyond proud to see our talented team bring those same great vibes up to the mountain!

2. Golden Celebration
There must be something in the water! Three Olympians and two gold medals returned to Sierra this season and we celebrated in true Sierra fashion – with the ENTIRE Lake Tahoe Community out on our brand new plaza deck! Couldn't be more stoked to have Maddie Bowman, Jamie Anderson, and Hannah Teter representing Meyers, Lake Tahoe, and Sierra on a global stage!

My personal top moment of the season took place on Tuesday, April 1st – no april foolin! This was absolutely the BEST powder day of the season and I was lucky enough to have the whole day off to shred with a great crew of people.

In the end, that’s what it’s all about – getting out on the hill shredding great snow with great friends and making memories to last a lifetime!

What is your #1 moment of 2013-14?

03/30/2014 | By Leslie
Best Pow of the Season

Today felt just like Christmas morning at Sierra! With 16" of snow overnight and 40" in the last 5 days, conditions are POWtastic!

The snow is soft and buttery, that real COLD smoke pow!  The stoke level is extremely high today, and it's easy to see why, this was absolutely the best powder day I've had this season!

Today was ALL TIME, topping off an already incredible week of fun on the hill! I know it's hard to believe conditions are this awesome as we near the end of March, but it's true! Check out the fun I had with some of our loyal passholders on the early load we had at Grandview this past Thursday...

Don't miss out on another amazing powder day! Get your 2014-15 season pass NOW for only $289! No restrictions, no blackout dates this season or the next. This could be you! 

03/26/2014 | By Leslie
Fresh Tracks

The first round of storms came in a little stronger than expected last night, dropping 8-10 inches of fresh pow across the mountain. Spring freshies are the best and there's more on the way! I strapped in for first chair this morning to catch a few fresh tracks on Castle and haven't been able to wipe the grin off my face since! With conditions this spectacular at the end of March, can you blame me?!

Skies cleared out this morning for a bit, but winds have carried in the next band of precip and NOAA is calling for another foot or so to drop before we spin lifts tomorrow.

Early Load Alert! Plan on gettin' here early tomorrow! We're raising the stoke level even higher for season passholders with an early load on Grandview Express tomorrow morning! That's right, if you have a Sierra Season Pass, you will get to load Grandview starting at 8:30 am! West Bowl won't open 'til 9:00 am but a few laps down Castle will surely satisfy your pow fix.

See you on the mountain!